I am trying to create a link to a document through a WOPI Frame (apologies if my terminology is terrible).

The URL to my file is: https://mydomain/sites/mysite/Documents/myfilename.vsdx

When I try to use: https://mydomain/sites/mysite/_layouts/15/WopiFrame2.aspx?sourcedoc=https://mydomain/sites/mysite/Documents/myfilename.vsdx (I am told that for some reason the right URL is WopiFrame2, not just Wopiframe, though going through just Wopiframe gives the same result) I just get to the root folder where my document is.

What is the right way to do this?

3 Answers 3


On-premises does not support Visio in Office Online Server so this will not be possible. Visio Graphics Services is what can display a Visio document in the browser, however it also requires Silverlight.


If you are in fact trying to show a VSDX file, I think that's the issues. If memory servers, WOPI has no function for Visio files. This is because Visio is a service application available at the Enterprise Lic level.

To verify my guess, you should test the same code with a Excel or Word file.

PS To simply create a link, I've used "https://site/library/file1.docx?web=1"

  • So this works for docx files. The instructions I trying to follow are here: support.office.com/en-us/article/… (specifically step 5). Do you see a way to do it? Also, from what you are saying, it doesn't matter if its a .vsd file instead?
    – soandos
    Commented Apr 8, 2018 at 16:22

Try this: (took out 2 and added &action=default at the end


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